But that's all changed now because I came up with an awesome and truly simple idea. I threaded bay scallops into skewers and grilled them like kabobs. It was so simple and, since I've never had a better scallop before, I know I'll be grilling scallop kabobs for appys all through the summer!
64 bay scallops
Olive oil, for spraying kabobs
2 cups watermelon, cut into 1/2 cm cubes
1 cup cucumber, cut into 1/2 cm cubes
2 tablespoons red onion, very finely chopped
1 small yellow spicy pepper, very finely chopped with seeds removed
Juice from 2 limes
2 tablespoons each of basil and mint, very finely chopped
Salt, to taste
1. Start by threading your bay scallop skewers. Thread 8 bay scallops on 8 skewers so you'll have 2 skewers per person. Spray the kabobs with olive oil and then cook in a hot grill for about 1-2 minutes per side or until the scallops are opaque with lovely grill marks.
2. Meanwhile, make the salad. Combine the melon, cucumber, onion, pepper, lime juice, and herbs in a medium bowl. Toss to combine.
3. Serve salad with the scallop skewers for a light dinner or a beautiful appy. Enjoy!
I adapted my recipe from one I found on the Food Network Canada website, but the best part of this dish for me was my awesome idea to grill skewers of bay scallops!